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Infectious Diseases
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Associate Professor, Department of Global Health
Endowed Chair, Robert W. Anderson Endowed Chair in Medicine
Sites of Practice
Harborview Medical Center
University of Washington Medical Center

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Alison Roxby MD, MSc is an Associate Professor jointly appointed in the Departments of Medicine and Global Health. She received her MD degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Master’s of Science in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has worked in 5 different African countries to improve access to HIV care and prevent HIV transmission. Alison lived in Nairobi from 2009-2010, where she was a Fogarty International Clinical Research Fellow and served as the study physician for the Valacyclovir in Pregnancy trial. Alison currently holds an R01 award from NICHD entitled “Incident STIs in Kenyan Girls: a prospective cohort spanning sexual debut’, and an R21 award from NIAID entitled “DMPA use and vaginal bacterial diversity among African women.” Her research studies the interaction of contraceptives and sexually transmitted infections in women. She has been heavily involved in training grants to improve representation of African colleagues in research and leadership, including co-leading a Scientific Working Group and Early stage Investigator Mentoring group with the Center for AIDS Research. She also sees adult HIV patients at Madison Clinic and is the Clinic Director of the Roosevelt Virology Clinic at UWMC. In 2020, she began to work in COVID-19 studying key populations in the King County area, including residents of nursing facilities and the workers who care for them, and joined the Coronavirus Prevention Network (CoVPN) at Fred Hutch to help ensure adequate representation of key populations in Coronavirus prevention clinical trials.

Current Projects

Incident STIs in Kenyan Girls: a prospective cohort spanning sexual debut

DMPA use and vaginal bacterial diversity among African women

Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research

Completed Projects

Immune activation during pregnancy and contraception in HIV-infected Kenyan women

Progesterone-based contraception and immune activation in postpartum Kenyan women

Hormonal Contraception and innate immunity in the female genital tract: a prospective study

Mycoplasma genitalium and Perinatal Transmission of HIV-1

Immune activation during pregnancy and contraception in HIV-infected Kenyan women

research interests

  • HIV and Women
  • Family planning and HIV risk
  • Genital immunology
  • Prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV

clinical interests

  • HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention
  • Family planning
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Women's health and HIV
  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

education & training

MD, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC (2003)

Residency in Internal Medicine, Stanford University Hospitals, Palo Alto CA (2006-2006)

Fellowship in Infectious Diseasesm University of Washington, Seattle WA (2007-2012)


National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program

Alpha Omega Alpha

Phi Beta Kappa, University of North Carolina (1996)

Fogarty International Clinical Research Fellow, Nairobi, Kenya (2009-2010)

Infectious Diseases Society of America Special Citation for Research Abstract, Vancouver BC, Canada (2010)

University of Washington Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) New Investigator Award (2011)

Chair of Medicine Scholar Award, University of Washington, Department of Medicine (2014)

Golden Eddy Award, best patient education document (2014)


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Yuh, T, Micheni, M, Selke, S, Oluoch, L, Kiptinness, C, Magaret, A et al.. Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Kenyan Adolescent Girls and Young Women With Limited Sexual Experience. Front Public Health. 2020;8 :303. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.00303. PubMed PMID:32766197 PubMed Central PMC7381162.

Casmir, E, Daniel, AK, Ongolly, F, Thuo, N, Oluoch, L, Kiptinness, C et al.. Protection at First Sexual Intercourse Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Kenya. Arch Sex Behav. 2020; :. doi: 10.1007/s10508-020-01785-w. PubMed PMID:32720186 .

LaCourse, SM, Kachikis, A, Blain, M, Simmons, LE, Mays, JA, Pattison, AD et al.. Low prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 among pregnant and postpartum patients with universal screening in Seattle, Washington. Clin. Infect. Dis. 2020; :. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa675. PubMed PMID:32472688 PubMed Central PMC7314151.

Roxby, AC, Greninger, AL, Hatfield, KM, Lynch, JB, Dellit, TH, James, A et al.. Outbreak Investigation of COVID-19 Among Residents and Staff of an Independent and Assisted Living Community for Older Adults in Seattle, Washington. JAMA Intern Med. 2020; :. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2233. PubMed PMID:32437547 PubMed Central PMC7292007.